150 Years of the Chisholm Trail

A celebration 149 years in the making is planned in Abilene. This Labor Day weekend is the 149th Chisholm Trail Anniversary celebration, and will kick off a year of celebrations leading up to the big 150th.

Planned events include the “Saddle Up, Let’s Ride!” parade which will include welcoming back the Texas longhorn cattle down the streets of ol’ Abilene. Trails, Rails and Tales: Spirit of the Chisholm Trail is an event you will not want to miss kicking off the 150th celebration of the Chisholm Trail.

If the longhorns don’t get you hooked, then maybe getting your boots scootin’ will do the trick with live music. Performers include Red Steagall and the Boys of the Bunkhouse on the main stage.

The weekend also includes an authentic Native American Spirit Dancer performance. Bring back the old west by trying your hand at a Texas Hold ‘Em tournament with a chance to win prizes and respect.

The action-packed weekend will also include food and beverages along with cowboy poets, story tellers, historical re-enactors, live music and a buckaroo camp for the kids.

Schedule of Events


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